“Montauk Point Lighthouse” by Henry Osmers
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4 pm at the auditorium at Peconic Landing’s Community Center, 1500 Brecknock Rd., Greenport, NY 11944
Henry Osmers is the definitive historian of Montauk Point Lighthouse. His presentation will cover perhaps the most notable and most loved Long Island Landmark. As the oldest lighthouse in New York State, Montauk Point Lighthouse was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington, in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796, and was completed on November 5, 1796. Montauk Point Light has provided safe passage for thousands and thousands of ships and for millions and millions of people and still serves as a navigational tool today.
Admission is free; donations accepted.
RSVP Preferred 631.765.5500


Wednesday, March 5th at 5:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Southold
53100 Main Rd., Southold
How does warm company and yummy food sound in the middle of winter? The Society’s Pot Luck supper is making a reappearance, and we hope you will join us. Bring an entrée to serve 6 people. The Society will provide water, coffee, and tea. Just a reminder that this is a Society member event. Members are welcome to bring a guest.
Not a member, but want to join in on the fun? Click the button to become a Society Member!


Join us by standing up for museums during
Museums Advocacy Day 2020
Museums have a continued fight ahead of us. Today’s national policy debates will impact our museums for years to come. Congress faces an enormous list of policy issues to consider, many of which can have a lasting impact on museums. Beyond federal funding, there’s tax reform, education policy, infrastructure legislation, and other issues that significantly affect museums’ ability to serve our communities. Legislators do not know how their decisions affect museums if they don’t hear directly from you—the people they represent. As constituents, you are in the best position to create lasting change. Constituent visits have a greater influence on legislators than any other group or strategy. It’s up to you to make the case for museums to Congress and tell your story of why museums are important to you and your community!
Museums Advocacy Day is an inspiring, energetic, and impactful event taking place February 24-25, 2020. Be a part of our collective movement by advocating from anywhere using these tools and joining the conversation on social media using #MuseumsAdvocacy2020.


Southold Historical Society is a vibrant, active, local organization that is in need of your attention. We are seeking BUSINESS SPONSORS for 2020. Your Business Sponsorship will support the Historical Society in its efforts to improve historical collections and to focus on increased community involvement. The Society is energized with the leadership of our new Director. We are enthusiastically reaching out to involve greater business participation in making history come alive in Southold.
Specifically, your Sponsorship will help us to achieve at least the following planned programs and events:
Historical Lecture Series – all year
Ice Cream Social in August – back by popular demand
Seasonal exhibitions at the Lighthouse Museum and Museum Complex
Candlelight Tour in November – a community favorite
Refurbishment of permanent exhibit
Education programs for local school youth
2020 Business Sponsorships are at the level of: $500, $1,000, $2000 or more. With so many means of communication, the Society will be displaying the names of Business Sponsors in e-mails, on our website, on posted signs, and on printed programs at select events and via verbal recognition when appropriate.
Your support will truly make a difference. We hope you will join us in this endeavor by becoming a Business Sponsor for 2020.
Thank you for your consideration and support.
Thank you to our new 2020 business sponsors, Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation and Suffolk Security Systems.
PS – We are always looking for businesses and individuals to be benefactors for specific events. If you have a favorite that you would like to support in a significant way, please reach out to the Executive Director, Deanna Witte-Walker at d.walker@southoldhistorical.org
Thank you to our 2020 Ice Cream Social Benefactor, BNB Bank.


Do you have a passion for local history and would like to help share and preserve it for future generations? If you have an eye for historically significant artifacts, then perhaps you might consider joining our Collections Committee. This dedicated group of individuals meets about once a month and is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the Society’s collections, the acquisition and acceptance of objects, and more. This committee is a vital part of Southold Historical Society.
call 631.765.5500 to find out more.


The Treasure Exchange is currently open on
Saturdays from 11am – 3pm.
Be sure to stop by and bring a friend!
(Longer hours and consignments will return beginning on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.)
Located in the Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd., Southold.


February 11• Lecture Series “Montauk Point Lighthouse” by Henry Osmers @ 4pm
March 5 • Pot Luck Dinner 5:30pm @ Southold Presbyterian Church (Member Event)
March 7 • Lecture Series “Jones Beach” by John Hanc @ 2pm
March 31 • Lecture Series“The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry” by Susan Van Scoy @4pm



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